ADDDDDDDDD (the opera) hits the Tank

Date: June 20, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm

Saturday June 20, 2009 – 7pm
The Tank – 354 W 45th Street

$10 advance/ $15 at the door


a 9Ds opera by thingNY

Written and performed by Isabel Castellvi, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, Jeffrey Young

Focus. The composers of thingNY will tell you stories, sing you songs, scream in your face, try to sell you stuff and rant recklessly to themselves, filling your ears with the sweet sweet sounds of excess. This new experimental opera by NYC’s freshest avant-garde band highlights the everyday excesses of our lives (workaholism, the thrill of consumption, the joys of gluttony, the elation of libation) and turns them into a suite of attention-deficient songs, monologues and infomercials.

Isabel Castellvi, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers and Jeffrey Young’s collaboration on this project began a year ago with the specific goal to create (and along the way, define) an opera together. The end result is a stream of poetically verbose scenes and songs (most in English, some in… well, Bizarre-Speak) and a musical score (for various instruments, electronics and toys) that is mentally engaging and heartfelt.

How do you tell if it’s bleeding?

Put gauze on it……..


Posted on May 1, 2009 by erin

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